January 25, 2013 - Style

Payday Pretty | Valentine’s Me-gifting

Payday Pretty is my regular Friday feature where I encourage women to take a little out of the weekly budget to do something that makes you feel pretty.  I also provide little pieces of inspiration each week. 

I’m sure you’ve heard of re-gifting but have you ever heard of me-gifting?  Even if you haven’t, you may already be doing it.  See definition below:

Me-gifting (verb) – Buying gifts for oneself while out shopping for others.  Me-gifting often occurs during major shopping holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

I don’t know about you but I’ve got Valentine’s Day on the brain already.  And while browsing for gifts for others, I’ve run across a whole lotta little things I’d love to snag for myself.  Me-gifting lies at the heart of Payday Pretty, after all.   It’s all about buying little things for yourself that make you feel good, even if you are supposed to be out shopping for someone else.  🙂  Yes, that’s my justification.

Here are some of the pretty little me gifts that caught my eye.


Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, if you’re one of my Facebook fans then you may recall that last week I posted a picture of a Helzberg Diamonds gift box. And you’ll probably also remember that I said someone was going to win what’s inside that box.

Today I have the honor of introducing you to the Helzberg Diamonds INFINITY X INFINITY collection.

This collection is inspired by ABC’s hit TV show “Revenge,” and intended to celebrate all kinds of love – from romantic to unconditional. Now you can bring some sparkle home and take a cue from lead character Emily Thorne and her father’s mantra, “I love you infinity times infinity” this Valentine’s Day. Created by award-winning jewelry designer Udi Behr, the collection emphasizes the double infinity insignia, symbolizing infinite love throughout the series. The best part? With 21 pieces ranging in price from $49.99 to $999.99, the INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection offers the perfect gift on any budget this Valentine’s Day. It is available now at helzberg.com/infinity and in Helzberg Diamonds’ stores nationwide.

And now for the good stuff..the giveaway!

One lucky reader is going to win this gorgeous Infinity Collection diamond necklace!

Just pick any (or all) of the easy ways to enter below!  A winner will be drawn next Friday, February 1st.

Good luck!

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  • What a beautiful necklace! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

  • Gorgeous necklace! I love the heart bracelet you picked for V-Day. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Hi Alison! I tend to buy things for others and forget about buying things for myself. I love your idea! It feels good to have pretty things for yourself! Have a great weekend!

  • Ooh, I didn’t know it was called me-gifting but I’ve been doing it for years! 😉 I’d love to get that diamond.

  • TORI

    I love to me-gift! I am so glad you taught me a proper word for it now! 🙂 That necklace is gorgeous!

  • I’ve been waiting to see what is in that box! I’m not disappointed–it is pretty!

  • How gorgeous! I love pretty things lol.

    And what a super great idea! And you don’t have to tell me twice! I’ll be on my way today to find something to gift myself!! It’s nice to get a little something for yourself every once in awhile. So of course I love this idea!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Redheaded Daybook

  • Okay that wood heart bracelet is ADORABLE! 🙂

  • I don’t usually like heart shaped things but I do really like that natural wood ring. It’s different.
    What a gorgeous necklace. Fingers crossed!

  • I love that bracelet! I love payday!!


  • Me-Gifting? That is pretty much the greatest phrase ever!!! Love it!

  • i love me-gifting!! haha 🙂

  • You are right Alison.. we all need to practice more me-gifting (and me-time as well). It’s not being selfish. It’s just enjoying life!
    I will get the perfume and the lipstick 🙂
    Have a fun me-gifting time!
    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

  • I love this gorgeous collection – so many pretty things!! That candle is beautiful, I would love to receive that (or gift it to myself!)

    Lauren xxx

  • Ada

    I love your Me-Gifts Ideas for VDay. Unfortunately buying gifts for VDay for myself is the last thing on my mind. It will be an expensive winter ahead with a new baby. The candle, lipstick & heart-shaped bowl look great though and I would have picked them up too.

    Ohh and here is a little surprise for you:


    Have a Great Sunday Evening, Ada. =)

  • That little silver heart bowl is just too cute

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  • That little bowl is so sweet!